with Frank Bough and Selina Scott
Including this morning:
The Top 20 - a look at the new chart at 7.32; Beverly Alt presents this week's fashion tips; Ask Alison -
Alison Mitchell presents her weekly money advice and takes your calls on [number removed].
Presenter Sarah Long Guest Stuart Bradley
Story: Talkative Turtle (trad) Director BARBARA RODDAM
Gharbar celebrates Diwali with songs and music and discusses the importance and significance of this major Hindu festival.
An Asian Unit presentation BBCPebbleMill
A series of eight programmes on letter-writing with scenes written by SUE TOWNSEND
5:Return to Sender
You don't have to be rude to write a successful letter of complaint, but it does help to keep to the point.
Assistant producer STEPHEN MOSS Producer SALLY KIRKWOOD (R)
Accompanying pack from.
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with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
News Headlines with subtitles
12.55 Regional News
Weather News JOHN KETTLEY
with Josephine Buchan and Bob Langley
Norman Parkinson , top photographer and eccentric, talks about his life and work. Beverley Piper is back with more microwave cookery. The journey to glamorous Houston continues. Music is from
Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen.
Written and presented by Mike Amatt
Mop turns detective, and leads Smiff on a false scent. Producer DAVID BROWN (R)
Animated and directed by:
with Iain Lauchlan and Jane Hardy
Guitar: music from sunny Spain and snowy Russia sets Fingermouse dancing. He meets Drat the Rat outside in the snow and they have a race to the top of the slippery snowman.
A cartoon serial about the good doctor who can talk with animals. The Sun God
The Doctor and his friends are captured by the Warrior-King but Tommy and the young Prince make friends.
A different approach to the art of making pictures with Tony Hart , Joanna Kirk
Make explosive pictures by cutting photographs and polystyrene. Jo paints a huge bottle of champagne and Mr Bennett has to fit a new security system. It all ends in tears, but watch out for your work in the Gallery.
Assistant producer JANE TARLETON Producer CHRISTOPHER PILKINGTON If you are 15 or under and would like to send a picture to the Gallery, send your entry to: Hartbeat, BBCtv, London W3 6XZ
There's a prize for any that are shown, as long as you put your name, age and address on the back. But sorry, none can be returned.
5: Mum tries to teach Alec and Biddy their lessons. And Jonno wonders whether
Father Christmas will ever be able to find their camp.
Producer MICHAEL MIDLAN Director ROB STEWART
Presented by Angela Rippon
Tonight's subjects on the Spotlight board include cinema, sport, current affairs and gardening.
Remember three letters will be given and you will have to find the longest word when you're put In a Spin.
Nicholas WitcheU and Andrew Harvey present the latest pictures, stories and events of the day from Britain and around the world followed by Weather News
London Plus, Spotlight Points West, Look East Look North, South Today
North West Tonight Midlands Today
One of the French winners of the great Wogan balloon race thought Wogan was a suburb of west London. So that's what the W stands for in W12! Director BRUCE MILLAR Producer JON PLOWMAN
Series producer FRANCES WHITAKER
A Storm in a Teacup by DICK CLEMENT and IAN LA FRENAIS featuring
Brian Wilde , Fulton Mackay with Richard Beckinsale and Peter Vaughan Ronald Lacey
Designer TIM GLEESON
Produced by SYDNEY LOTTERBY (R) Record or cassette, Porridge, REB/ZCF 270 from retailers
Videos also starring Ronnie Barker : Open All Hours. BBCV/B7017
The Best of the Two Ronnies, BBCV/B7002 from retailers
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The last in the series created by LAVINIA WARNER Part 10 by ANNE VALERY
The days leading up to the departure home are fraught with a mixture of elation, anxiety and disappointment.
Kate Norris ...CLAIRE OBERMAN
Music composed by JAMES HARPHAM Producer KEN RIDDINGTON
Director MICHAEL OWEN MORRIS (R) Book, Last Tenko. f-2.50 from booksellers
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Dr Beatrice Mason:
Mrs Van Meyer:
by the Liberal Party with The Rt Hon David Steel , MP, Leader of the Liberal Party
with Julia Somerville and John Humphrys Weather News
A History of Men in Battle Presented by Frederick Forsyth
The sapper is the soldier who makes warfare possible - the military engineer. It is his job to open the way for the advancing army, clearing the path ahead. He builds bridges, roads and airfields, lifts and detonates mines and overcomes obstacles of every sort. At the same time he must create his own obstacles to block his opponent's advance. The sapper's is one of the most dangerous of all the soldier's occupations. Clearing the way usually means leading the way, so the engineer usually has to do his job under fire, without being able to take cover, unable to stop....
Written by JOHN KEEGAN
Photography JOHN WALKER Film editor PAULINE DYKES Producer IAN TAYLOR
Series producer JOHN GAU
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Steve Rider introduces the night's biggest sporting events, both taking place within a few yards of each other at Wembley.
World Cup Football
At the famous old stadium
Northern Ireland know that a draw against England tonight will qualify them for next summer's finals in Mexico.
But with the eyes of the world upon them, Bobby Robson 's team are not in the mood to give points away.
Commentator JOHN MOTSON
The Benson and Hedges Championship
At Wembley Arena, BORIS BECKER is making his first appearance in this country since his astonishing triumph at Wimbledon last July. The teenager is seeded 4, but if he comes through the early rounds successfully, is set for an epic confrontation with the US Open Champion IVAN LENDL.
Commentators DAN MASKELL and JOHN BARRETT Television presentation:
Football JOHN SHREWSBURY
Tennis JOHNNIE WATHERSTON Producer ROGER MOODY Editor JOHN ROWLINSON